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blasted israel and the united states today. his comments before the united nations general assembly, and they came on the holiest day of the jewish calendar. nbc's danielle leigh shows us the fiery speech that the u.s. boycotted. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read "liberty" and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's controversial nuclear program. instead he accused big powers like the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: continue threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. israel fears iran is building a nuclear weapon, and in response netanyahu has threatened military force. tuesday president obama pushed for a peaceful negotiation. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can b
york tonight, and critics are blasting his priorities. the annual united nations general assembly is in new york this week, but instead of meeting with world leaders, the president made a campaign appearance on the talk show "the view." israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had requested one-on-one time with president obama, but instead hillary clinton will handle the private meetings with foreign leaders. president obama is also taking flak for his interview which aired last night on "60 minutes" in which he was asked about the turmoil and violence in the wake of the arab spring. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road, these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east. >> reporter: president obama will speak at the united nations tomorrow morning, but with just six weeks until the election, insiders say his speech will be aimed mostly at american voters. >>> the raiders beat the steelers in
netanyahu spoke at the united nations. >> a great battle is being raged. >> reporter: just one day after mahmoud ahmadinejad accused the u.s. and the west of intimidation. >> a red line should be drawn right here before iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: israel and the west suspect iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon, and fear the impact on the region. so far, diplomatic efforts to stop iran who called this program peaceful have been unsuccessful. netanyahu also spoke directly to mahmoud abbas. >> we won't solve our conflict with libellous speeches at the u.n. >> to assert the state that is palestine. >> reporter: the change would allow palestine to pursue israel in the u.n. international court as the two battle over the west bank. >> they've become targets for acts of killing and abuse. >> reporter: continuing conflicts, the likes of which will require the continued assistance of the u.s. >>> still to come here at 5:00, he lost his cool 30,000 feet in the air. what passengers had to do to control a man accuses of grabbing wome
it's a sad and precautionary tale about gun safety. >>> president obama's united nations address began with a tribute to chris stevens. mr. obama called on the world leaders to join him in condemning the violence that killed stevens and three american staffers in the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president then explained to world leaders why the u.s. cannot ban a youtube clip blamed for much of the violence in the middle east. the clip insults t s ths the pr muhammad. >> as president of our country and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and i will always defend their right to do so. >>. [ applause ] >> president obama said there is no speech that justifies mindless violence and promised stevens' killers will be brought to justice. the president also discussed hope that concerns over iran's nuclear programs can be addressed through diplomacy. >>> from heartache to hope, it's a bittersweet day for a peninsula family whose loss of a child could help save the lives of others. doug and linda studebaker spoke a
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